The role and Influence of Women in Australian Philanthropy

Unique new research reveals role and influence of women in Australian philanthropy

In an Australian first, Kim Downes will present the key findings of a unique research project investigating how Australian women engage in philanthropy. 

The research has been carried out through a mix of one-on-one interviews and surveys with some of Australia’s leading female donors.

The research explores a range of questions such as: women’s attitudes and motivations to giving; what role women play in the decision-making of major philanthropy; differences in how men and women give; and what kind of stewardship and recognition women prefer.

Date: Tuesday 4 May
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (AEDT). Please check your local time.
Venue:  Online webinar
Cost:  FREE to members (log-in), $35 for non-members


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Kim Downes, CFRE, EMFIA, CAP, Philanthropy and Fundraising Strategist

Kim has over 30 years’ experience as a fundraising and philanthropy strategist working mainly in the areas of education, the arts, healthcare and faith-based organisations. Her strength is assisting organisations to become financially sustainable through building a culture of philanthropy. Kim is a board member of the Australian Pituitary Foundation and a member of the Melbourne Women’s Fund. She has presented at a number of industry conferences including with Philanthropy Australia, CASE and F&P.



Russell Davidson, Immediate Past President VIC/TAS Chapter & Board Deputy Chair, Director of Development & Alumni Relations, Haileybury College